In an interview to media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India and China peace have been maintained on the border despite of few disputes between the countries.
While talking about the issue, Modi further went on to say that a disputed border area in Bhutan, where Indian and Chinese troops where locked in a stand-off for more than two months. The standoff was resolved in late August 2017 when the two countries agreed to withdraw their troops, and Beijing indicated it had halted work on a road that triggered the row.
“There have been occasional incidents in the border areas due to differing perceptions about the Line of Actual Control. However, both countries have always managed to resolve these incidents peacefully through dialogue on the ground as well as through diplomatic channels. It is noteworthy that over the last four decades not a single bullet has been fired across the India-China border and peace and tranquility have been maintained in border areas. This shows that we are both mature countries, capable of peacefully resolving our differences,” said Modi.
Modi said his informal summit with President Xi Jinping in the Chinese city of Wuhan in April 2018 allowed the two countries to build trust, saying the candid atmosphere was fruitful. Wuhan was the second meeting between the two leaders after the successful disengagement at Doklam, first being at Xiamen during BRICS conference 2017.